Rampardos is not a Pokémon you usually see competing against other players in the Pokémon Go Battle League. If you want to make the most of this Pokémon, we recommend using it in PvE battles and raids. While you don't use it in PvP and against other players, you still want to make sure you get the most out of Rampardos. In this guide, we will share the best moveset to teach Rampardos how to use in Pokémon Go.
Rampardos is a Rock-type Pokémon. It will be weak against Fighting, Grass, Earth, Steel, and Water-type moves, but is resistant to Fire, Flying, Normal, and Poison-type moves. You can use it in many of the three-star raids that occur during the many Pokémon Go events or even against some five-star raids, depending on the opponent.
These are all the moves to teach Rampardos.
- Smack Down (Rock type) - 12 damage and 2,6 energy per turn (4 damage per turn) - 3 turns
- Zen Headbutt (Psychic type) - 8 damage and 2 energy per turn (2,6 damage per turn) - 3 turns
- Flamethrower (Fire type) - 90 damage and 55 energy
- Rock slide (Rock type) - 75 damage and 45 energy
- Outrage (Dragon-type) - 110 damage and 60 energy
Fortunately, Rampardo doesn't have too many moves to choose from, which makes it a little easy to pick the best options. When it comes to his quick move, we highly recommend taking down. It has far better damage than the zen head and gives Rampardos even more energy.
For the charge move, you have a few choices to choose from. Normally, you want to go with attacks that require less energy, but the flamethrower isn't as good as outrage in this situation. Outrage costs just five more points of energy and deals 20 more damage, making it an efficient replacement for the flamethrower. Of the three choices, you want to teach Rampardos about landslide and outrage.
Rampardos is not a solid Pokémon choice for any of the PvP categories due to CP requirements. Rampardos has a maximum CP of 3.298 which means he will be placed in the Master League. However, it is a small fish in a lake full of larger fish, and will be eaten right away. If you put him in Ultra League, he can fight, but his stats are extremely restrictive, preventing him from reaching his full potential. Consequently, Rampardos cannot compete in the Grand League. Additionally, all of its stats are on offense, which makes it an extremely fragile glass cannon.
The best move set to teach Rampardos is the quick down stroke and loaded moves slide and indignation.